The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Short Stories

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Short Stories

by Fiza Pathan

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Overview

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name by Fiza Pathan is a collection of twenty-one original short stories, each centered on some aspect of the social, cultural, psychological, and emotional issues facing the LGBTQIA community in the world today. False prejudice has blighted much of society’s sensitivity to what is necessarily a human rights issue. Ignorance has compounded it. What if you, as a parent or a family member, are faced with this “coming out” issue? Are you aware what each term in the acronym LGBTQIA really means? Are you aware of the emotional and psychological damage you do to a loved one when you fail to understand, and/or reject, their perspective of love, sex, and acceptance?

Understanding the implications of the above, the author after months of research has crafted these stories based on actual conditions existing in different countries of the world. You will meet Rocky in “(A)sexual Story,” the psychiatrist Dr. Timothy in “Fix It,” and Jasmine and Randy in “Human Work of Art.” You will learn about DSD—Dysfunction Sexual Disorder—in “Isher” and why Bangkok is called the “Kathoey Paradise.” You will shudder at the public repression of gays by ISIS in Raqqa, and learn about the dichotomy that exists in Iran. You will revel at the miracle you witness in “Topanga,” cry for Sameera in “The Girls’ Bathroom,” and be educated by “The Gay Truth.”

And in all these stories and many more, you will learn that every human being suffers like you do and rejoices as you do, and deserves the right to choose how he or she should live their life, however different we perceive them to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788193290651
Publisher: Fiza Pathan Publishing OPC Private Limited
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

contents

the love that dare not speak its name 1

the books on his lap 13

mea culpa 31

murder during a revolution 51

the gay truth 73

isher 97

human work of art 117

fix him 135

they are mine 167

people of raqqa 187

(a)sexual story 217

the queer bookstall 233

raziana’s wish 263

topanga 285

aravan's bride 303

the third gender 317

wonder woman 333

kathoey paradise 345

ronny boy 365

the girl’s bathroom 393

round – round – round 409

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